#1 Edited by Lanzslyde (28 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not sure if this has been discussed here already. The thing is, Wolverine is supposed to be a short, rugged, hairy and angry superhero, much like the animal he was based upon. He was never meant to be an extremely handsome superhero (just for the record, he's not ugly, just fierce-looking and slightly beastly). That's what made him unique and popular in the first place. Now, ever since Hollywood got a hold of him, they turned him into this tall, handsome, generic model-type superhero, who looks like he uses a beard trimmer, and even some comics followed suit, with how some of the artists portrayed him. It's almost like these people are trying to tame a wild, fierce and extremely cool character. I think they should let the man be what he is, an ill-tempered, spiky-haired wolverine. Not some tall, slightly hairy, underwear model. Thoughts?

#2 Posted by Bezza (3401 posts) - - Show Bio

..I know where you are coming from with this, but no, its only made him more popular.

Look, if they did Wolverine properly in the movies it would have to be an "18" due to the violence, it would be like Kill Bill. Marvel shrewdly know they have to appeal to a broad spectrum of ages, no more than a "12A" so have dumbed him down a little!

#3 Edited by Lanzslyde (28 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree. And I enjoyed the X-men movies. Jackman is a good actor. But his look and portrayal somehow doesn't fit, but it's the writers/director's fault. I'm just talking more about how Hollywood changed the way he's supposed to look. Nowadays, it seems like Wolverine's getting cleaner, taller and more handsome.

#4 Posted by Doombert (517 posts) - - Show Bio

I dont like Hugh as Wolverine. I think he's a great actor. I love a ton of his stuff...but I remember a quote from Wolverine a while ago, calling himself "short, hairy and unloved". That's what I want to see displayed on the screen. I want to see him more as an asshole with a very very small nice side (the way I think he should be). I want to see it violent. I want to see his ability to fight. I don't want to see him lead a team, or even really want to be a part of one. I want to walk out of a movie with him questioning if I even like the character...but knowing he's a badass.

#5 Edited by Lanzslyde (28 posts) - - Show Bio

Here's a bit from an IGN review of the Marvel Anime Wolverine which I came across a few minutes ago. Marvel Anime, who apparently had the same idea of making Wolverine into a slender, hairless "bub". I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks so about ol' Wolvie.

"Oh but there's so much more to hate here. The character design isn't bad overall, except for the lead character. Wolverine is long, lean, and virtually hairless. Instead of the short, stocky, hirsute guy that truly fits the moniker of "wolverine" - a small hairy beast that will rip your throat out if you even give it a dirty look. Everything here is wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong."

#6 Edited by TheAmazingImmortalMan (2687 posts) - - Show Bio

I feels you bro.....I really like Hugh Jackman as an actor actually but I hated him as Wolverine not because he was bad but because of the character portrayal. The only 2 characters I did not like Jackman as are Wolverine and Van Helsing.

#7 Posted by fodigg (6146 posts) - - Show Bio

Ho, ho, ho, no. Wolverine has been propelled by Hugh Jackman to the heights of characters like Batman and Superman in the public consciousness. He has become synonymous with the X-Men and will have a lasting impact on how the character is portrayed for years in all media.

Yes he's too pretty and too tall but that doesn't matter. His portrayal is definitive for a generation of fans.

#8 Edited by AssertingValor (5382 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought he was portrayed well, but he is less violent in the films

#9 Edited by HumanRocket (7526 posts) - - Show Bio

No. It has made him more popular and I feel that Hugh Jackman was born to play the part. The last Wolverine movie was so well done and was his best performance of Wolverine that it made me even more excited for X-Men DOFP.

#10 Posted by GrenadeFlow (1373 posts) - - Show Bio

Wolverine still looks ugly in the books

#11 Edited by Guardiandevil83 (5347 posts) - - Show Bio

The look so much isnt bad to me anymore. I can deal, because I doubt they would find a capable actor who looks exactly like Logan. Dude is suppose to be hairy, swole, and about three inches taller then Peter Dinklege. That would be a strech and they would probably have to do what they did to John L, of Spawn.

What pisses me off is the grammer. Logan is suppose to sound like a backwoods, roughneck. Same problem I have with Cornnels Wolverine. If your a grammer Nazi you should not write Wolverine.

If there is no "Aint" or "Darlin" then it just aint dang on right. lol

#12 Edited by Wolverine08 (38892 posts) - - Show Bio

@fodigg said:

Ho, ho, ho, no. Wolverine has been propelled by Hugh Jackman to the heights of characters like Batman and Superman in the public consciousness. He has become synonymous with the X-Men and will have a lasting impact on how the character is portrayed for years in all media.

Yes he's too pretty and too tall but that doesn't matter. His portrayal is definitive for a generation of fans.

This, Hugh Jackman has done nothing wrong to Wolverine. If anything, he's opened him up to a new generation of fans.

#13 Posted by bigtewell (749 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes hollywood has ruined wolverine. ok i like the xmen movies and i loved the wolverine and i love jackman. but wolverine should not be the pivotal character in the xmen. wolverine should be the angry weapon that wants to do good but isnt afraid to kill. hollywood also made the nice guy wolverine popular so now wolverine sucks in the comics

#14 Edited by AssertingValor (5382 posts) - - Show Bio

Wolverine if anything is one character they didn't ruin

#15 Posted by The Stegman (23162 posts) - - Show Bio

I like Hugh Wolverine

#16 Posted by Pokeysteve (8093 posts) - - Show Bio

All they did was make him a foot taller. All the runt jokes would have been great but it's not that big of a deal. Hugh's Logan, Stewart's Prof. X and McKellen's Mag were the only good thing about the X-Men movies.

#17 Posted by War Killer (19992 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the movie version of Wolverine.

#18 Edited by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

Hugh's Wolverine is pretty spot on, except for the height of course. My only problem with the portrayal is that he's pretty rigid in combat.

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#19 Edited by Vampire_Batman (126 posts) - - Show Bio

He needs to be a barely checked, raging animal with barely a human soul, just unquenchable fury and bloodlust. An adamantium tornado that leaves the scenery drenched in pools of blood and piles of severed limbs. He needs to curse and smoke and drink heavily.

Look at the hunched drooling creature from XMen children of the atom game.

#20 Posted by Lanzslyde (28 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah. Less sensitive, more reckless, and overall, just not how he was written for the movies, just to make big bucks. He's always been popular anyway, the way his look and personality was portrayed before. His comic is still running, he's always in Marvel's video games, toys, etc. Hollywood just wanted to earn more unnecessary money off of him so they made him like that in the movies. It's like a rock and roll band who are earning decent money, but chose to sell-out anyway, compromising artistic integrity for more cash.

But, in this society, what can we do? It's all about business and money, sadly. Hopefully, since the X-men movies made Wolverine even more popular, his new fans would go back to his roots and check out the classic Wolverine comics, that would be great. I'm sure Wolvie and his pal Spidey would agree.

#21 Edited by JetiiMitra (8204 posts) - - Show Bio

No.

#22 Edited by kgb725 (6021 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes because height is what killed his portrayal lol

#23 Edited by ArturoCalaKayVee (11130 posts) - - Show Bio

@fodigg said:

Ho, ho, ho, no. Wolverine has been propelled by Hugh Jackman to the heights of characters like Batman and Superman in the public consciousness. He has become synonymous with the X-Men and will have a lasting impact on how the character is portrayed for years in all media.

Yes he's too pretty and too tall but that doesn't matter. His portrayal is definitive for a generation of fans.

This, Hugh Jackman has done nothing wrong to Wolverine. I anything, he's opened him up to a new generation of fans.

This and that.

#24 Posted by gor724 (826 posts) - - Show Bio

I like movie Wolverine better. Yep, I just said it. Comic Wolverines dialogue gets pretty annoying to tell you the truth.

#25 Posted by wrlord (6 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolverine08 said:

This, Hugh Jackman has done nothing wrong to Wolverine. I anything, he's opened him up to a new generation of fans.

This and that.

If that generation doesn't know the real Wolverine, then the character has been destroyed.

#26 Posted by DarthAznable (6000 posts) - - Show Bio

The Wolverine was pretty intense. Not as intense as comics but still.

#27 Posted by odinblast (30 posts) - - Show Bio
@gor724 said:

I like movie Wolverine better. Yep, I just said it. Comic Wolverines dialogue gets pretty annoying to tell you the truth.

A lot of this, and a little bit of the OP. I think Hugh does Wolverine just about perfectly. Too tall? Maybe, but everyone has to remember that some things don't translate onto the screen the way they are portrayed in the comics. I do think a Wolverine movie should be more violent.

#28 Posted by amonahanart (56 posts) - - Show Bio

No, they just put there own version out there, the same as everyone else has in the comics.

#29 Posted by Cloakx14 (2461 posts) - - Show Bio

no.